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Toi, Atsuko – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2010
Decentralization in the education system has become a trend in many developing countries. However, it is not a solution to the many problems in education faced by these countries. One of the adverse effects of decentralization is disparity between regions or schools in terms of educational achievement. This paper offers a justification for such a…
Descriptors: Dropout Rate, Educational Objectives, Outcomes of Education, Academic Achievement
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Zhao, Hongqin; Huang, Jianbin – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2010
China's economic power is changing attitudes towards Mandarin Chinese worldwide. Chinese as a foreign language (CFL) consequently emerges as a subject for research as well as an educational market. This article investigates the modern evolution of CFL curriculum policy that has led to the current rapid growth of the Confucius Institute (CI) around…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Second Languages, Foreign Countries
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McConney, Andrew; Perry, Laura B. – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2010
Previous studies have shown that both student and school socioeconomic status (SES) are strongly associated with student outcomes, but less is known about how these relationships may vary for different students, schools and nations. In this study we use a large international dataset to examine how student SES, school SES and self-efficacy are…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Self Efficacy, Mathematics Achievement, Foreign Countries
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Toledano, Lemuel Sollano; Lapinid, Minie Rose C. – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2010
This article argues that a commonly neglected dimension in service-learning pedagogy is the consideration of community perspectives in developing these service-learning projects. Areas considered in this study were: (1) Community members' needs and problems, (2) Community members' perceived roles and participation, and (3) Community members'…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Economically Disadvantaged, Service Learning, Foreign Countries
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Chew, Joy Oon Ai; Andrews, Dorothy – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2010
This research paper is about the role of the principal in enabling teacher leadership for pedagogical innovations and school improvement studied in two Innovative Designs for Enhancing Achievements in Schools (IDEAS) schools in Singapore and Australia over a 3-year period from 2005 to 2007. The research reported is based on the developing…
Descriptors: Improvement Programs, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Case Studies
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Bryant, Darren A.; Carless, David R. – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2010
The literature suggests that peer assessment contributes to the development of student learning and promotes ownership of assessment processes. These claims emerge from research conducted primarily in Western contexts. This exploratory paper reports on the perspectives that a class of Hong Kong primary school students and their teachers have on…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Peer Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Language Proficiency
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Chun-Lok, Fung; Wing-Yan, Yip – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2010
This study focuses on the policy issues generated by the reintroduction of Liberal Studies and evaluates the predicted effectiveness of the proposed curriculum in Hong Kong (HK) secondary schools. Theorised by Ball (1992) "policy cycle", approximately 200 newspaper articles and 30 government documents were collected to identify the…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Foreign Countries, Political Influences, Educational Policy
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Yang, Xu – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2010
China is now facing significant challenges in funding its rapidly expanding higher education systems, though it has experienced enormous economic growth in recent years. Equity has become a serious concern in Chinese higher education system. This article tries to identify the causes and implications of under-representation of the rural-poor…
Descriptors: Economic Progress, Higher Education, Schools, Economically Disadvantaged
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Tan, Kelvin – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2009
Differences and contradictions in understanding education policies such as "Teach Less, learn More" may cause confusion between the intended meaning and actual implementation. Approaches to understanding public policy, such as discourse analysis, are useful for highlighting such differences, but do not explain how these differences may be…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Public Policy, Educational Policy, Theory Practice Relationship
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Stringer, Patricia Martha – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2009
Capacity building is now mentioned synonymously with school improvement in much of the literature with an absence of debate on the implications of political, social and economic trends. This article explores capacity building in one low decile, multicultural, New Zealand primary school. The research, positioned within an interpretivist paradigm,…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, School Culture, Change Agents, Foreign Countries
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Nebres, Bienvenido Florendo – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2009
In 1983, after over 10 years of working on mathematics education reform in the Philippines, I wrote a paper for a Tokyo conference arguing that education reform in developing countries such as the Philippines should begin by working on macro-problems, namely the social, political, and economic environment of the schools, as a context for the…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Strategic Planning, Mathematics Education, Elementary Education
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Chinnappan, Mohan; Pandian, Ambigapathy – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2009
Two developments have contributed to the convergence of views about the benefits of real-life and inquiry-based pedagogies in mathematics learning. First, the mathematics teaching community is increasingly focused on the learning of mathematics that involves the transfer of prior knowledge to novel problem-solving situations, a key element in…
Descriptors: Research Needs, Mathematics Education, Numeracy, Problem Based Learning
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Hungi, Njora; Postlethwaite, Neville T. – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2009
In this study, the authors employed a multilevel analysis procedure to examine the key pupil- and school-level factors that influenced reading and mathematics achievement among Grade 5 primary school pupils in Laos. The data for this study were collected in 2007 as part of a major project (known as Laos Grade 5 Survey) that sought to examine the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Reading Achievement, Foreign Countries, Grade 5
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Ng, Shun Wing – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2009
Based on the data collected from focus groups and individual interviews with secondary school students and civic education teachers, this article explores how young people are transformed to become active and participatory citizens. The findings show that the roles and personal beliefs of civic education teachers are of critical significance at…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Focus Groups, Foreign Countries, Citizenship Responsibility
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Malakolunthu, Suseela – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2009
In the multiracial Malaysian society, a new school redesign model called "Vision School" has been initiated as yet another measure to foster racial harmony. In this model, the ethnicity-based schools with the medium of instruction in the respective native languages are located within a common compound to share common facilities and…
Descriptors: Racial Integration, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries
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